Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dianne Croteau

Designer, inventor

Studied in Ottawa. Earned her bachelor's degree in Industrial Design from Carleton University, Ottawa.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario.

Her design experience spans several disciplines and sectors: healthcare, emergency rescue, education, furniture, architecture, community gardens, renewable energy and human powered transportation.

Her projects and products have received several patents and awards. One of her designs is the Actar 911.

Actar 911 is a simple training tool that has helped millions of people learn the steps of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). Described as a 'masterpiece of simplicity' the manikin has only 5 components yet it provides all the necessary features to learn the basic steps of rescue breathing and chest compressions.

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